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announced they were shutting down. we do not help them or america when we keep tax incentives for companies to ship jobs overseas instead of incentivizing companies to hire in wisconsin and in america. we do not help them when we cut programs and raise taxes on the middle class so we can lower the tax rates for the top earners in this country. that seems to be what we received in the budget that is on our guest today. budget should reflect values. what we need to do is focus on economic growth and how to get the people of america back to work. we need a real path to prosperity. when we invest in infrastructure, research, development, small business loans, we can increase competitiveness globally and support small business owners and create jobs. i want to work with all my colleagues on the budget committee on a balanced budget that focuses on job growth and can responsibly reduce the deficit. instead of resorting to recycled policies that have been rejected by the public and congress, we need to focus on ways we can work together to move our economy forward. i yield back the balance of my t
in 10 years by reforming the tax code in medicare and repealing the president's health care law. budget committee chairman paul ryan spoke with reporters for a half an hour. >> good morning, everyone. what we have here is the house budget committee republican majority. putting out yet again a budget that it just is america's needs, a budget that balances. it is a responsible, balanced budget. we owe the american people a balanced budget. or the third straight year, we have a limited. we have balance a budget in just 10 years. this is a plan to balance the budget in 10 years. the house budget committee has spent the last several weeks working together with each other just like families and businesses do around the country. we have been assembling a budget so that we can make sure our country can live within its means. it is a reasonable goal, balancing the budget. we cannot keep spending money we do not have. that is the basic acknowledgment and you are budgeting. just like families and businesses, you cannot keep kicking the can down the road. medicare is jeopardizing the health for mil
of the cuts into taxes. but at any rate, we think early this week we'll have a clear sense of getting this done t. may have to go back to the house if the senate does amend it, and then the house i think would quickly pass it. host: stick with us real quick. senate majority whip dick durbin was on fox news sunday yesterday talking about the continuing spending resolution to keep the government funded and timing on what. i want to play that now. >> this is all very important, i understand, but we have work to be done in just a short period of time. i urge my senate colleagues, let's be sparing in the amends. let's get the c.r. passed. we can do it and do it quickly this coming week. host: before we let you go, if they don't get this done this week railroad company we thinking members may come back from recess next week before the 27th? is there any talk of that? guest: there's been nothing that i've heard, and i mean, i just wouldn't -- i wouldn't be too speaked by this. i think they will get it done early. i think they'll know by today, we'll be able to rough out a schedule after we h
away, i can talk about the taxes. anyone can take a look at their january pace of and see the difference. i would even begin to tell you what it means to a small- business owner. instead of being rewarded for saving, for operating reserves and putting aside for reading day, those are taken away. over one had 50 people working across the country to compete with the big companies to also do what i do. i have to provide very good services, very good health care and benefits, so i can track challenge. my check for my premiums today out of my come to any rigid out of my company is $21,000 per month. offor my premiums today out my company is $21,000 per month. revenue, thatonal is all going to hit the bottom line. shrugged? imposing regulations, taxes, additional policies that stifle creativity and do not reward could be hit years, i could go into bankruptcy, go into debt, overspend, i would get a bailout. in seven years i can start all over again. i did not think those are the kinds of things we need to reward. we want people to have this 23 million small businesses to continue
a responsible plan to balance the budget. the plan will hold washington accountable to fix our broken tax code and repair the safety net, expand opportunities for american families, and create a more accountable and efficient and effective government. the budget will help promote a path to energy security by increasing opportunities to expand production of america's abundant energy resources and this budget will stop the unfair use of funding from hard- working americans. as a job creator and a cpa, i have seen firsthand how domestic american energy production can be a valuable component in creating jobs and fixing our nation's balance. the u.s. has combined recoverable and natural gas, oil, and coal and that is the largest in the earth, larger than russia, saudi arabia, or china. today, the united states is known as the saudi arabia of natural gas. the chart on the screen, if we can bring it up, illustrates how we can bring revenues by hundreds of billions of dollars by not enacting punitive taxes and by expanding exploration for energy on federal lands and oceans. the loss potential is also
the sequester and in committee, democrats proposed to close those special interest tax loopholes that riddle our tax code, republicans said no. democrats proposed to offset unwise republican cuts to medical research like alzheimer's, cancer, diabetes research at n.i.h., republicans said no. democrats tried to cut the special interest spending in the tax code to offset republican cuts to students who rely on pell grants but republicans said no. mr. van hollen: i yield the gentleman another minute and a half. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. ms. castor: the democrats in the budget committee proposed to strengthen medicare and replace the republican plan to turn medicare into a voucher program. all it does is simply shift the cost tour families and older neighbors. mr. speaker, this republican budget is not consistent with american values. it is not fiscally responsible. it is a charade, it is a capitulation to the tea party. it does not serve us well in economic recovery and the ways we want to grow america. it's a plan for economic weakness. it's a receding vision of american greatness. in
from unspecified tax reform and doesn't identify single loophole in there that you would close. how is this honest accounting and how does this help lend legitimacy to the budget process that many americans feel has become kind of a farce? >> there are no budget gimmicks. in fact it's not our numbers that we're using. there's an independent referee that scores everybody's budget. they score our budget, the president's budget which doesn't exist yet but when he files it they will score that. in our budget they actually score the house budget to balance in ten years. and what paul does, a budget doesn't actually implement tax reform. it calls for tax reform. it calls on the various committees of jurisdiction to do certain things. we'll be calling on our natural resources and energy and commerce committee to increase energy production for example. that doesn't say exactly how to do it. that's what those committees do. so the ways and means committee will be called upon to implement tax reform and what we mean by tax reform is to close loop holes not in the the president's example to sp
chairman paul ryan. he says that it will balance the budget in 10 years without raising taxes by reducing spending over the next decade by 5.7 trillion. it would also repeal president obama's health care law and make changes to thed to and medicare. this portion of the markup is 2-1/2 hours. . under the structure we have developed we will begin by having presentations on the budget in our control by the majority and hour controlled by the minority i will make an opening statement and then mr. valholen will also make an opening statement. any other members may enter statements into the record. the remaining time left and then the minority will use the remaining time left in its hour. mr. valholen's time and my time will come out of our hour. after the presentations we will have a staff walk through which means members can ask questions they have. after the staff walk thru, we will proceed to the amendments in a structure that i have worked out with the ranking member the structure that we have had standing tradition of. i will describe that when we get to that point. we will do tier 1, 12,
their proposals on taxes. under their budget, the top rate is to be reduced from 39.6% to 25%. the a.m.t. will be repealed. the corporate tax rate will be cut from 35% to 25%. but you don't find one sill bell in the republican budget on how these tax cuts will be paid for. . they don't identify a single tax policy that will end. the republican budget would mean a huge tax cut for the very wealthy, several $100,000 a year and leave a nearly $6 trillion hole in the deficit that would lead to tax increases for middle-income families. that isn't balance. that is total imbalance. at the same time, republicans propose cutting $3.3 trillion from programs for people with low and moderate incomes, including hundreds of billions of dollars for food nutrition and medicaid programs. so i want to end by asking the republicans when they come and talk about their tax proposals to name a specific that they would address. it's not in the republican budget. name one, name two, name three. otherwise, it's worse than empty. the chair: the time of the gentleman has expired. the gentleman from wisconsin.
. >> it is coming under criticism for fuzzy math. he uses revenue from unspecified tax return and does not identify a single leap -- the poll you would close. how is this honest accounting and how does this land and did it -- legitimacy to the budget process? >> there are no budget gimmicks in this document. it is not our numbers we're using. there is an independent referee, the congressional budget office, that scores everyone's budget. this for our budget, the president's budget. that will be the official number. they scored the house budget to balance in 10 years. a budget does not implement tax reform, it calls for tax reform. it calls on the various committees to do certain things. we will be calling on the natural resources and energy committee and commerce to increase energy production. that does not say exactly how to do it. the ways and means committee will be called upon to implement tax reform. what we mean is to close -- close loopholes. we closed loopholes to work overall rates. we have the highest corporate tax rate in the world right now. it makes america uncompetitive. instead of a
discusses the congressional debate over to ending and taxes, energy policy, and the committee's opposition to a carbon tax. newsmakers today at 6 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> on monday, the chair of the national republican committee will talk about the future of the republican party. he will release a plan called the growth and opportunity project. it's aimed at improving the electoral success of republican candidates. our live coverage ends on eight -- begins at eight ready -- .egins at 8:30 a.m. >> she spoke french inside the white house and gain the representation -- a reputation a reputat cleanly -- ion for being queenly. we will include your questions and comments on facebook and twitter and by phone at 9 p.m. eastern on c-span and c-span three. -sapann c-span radio and cp .org. >> a new plan would raise taxes by almost one dollar trillion almost onede -- dollars -- $1 trillion over a decade. this portion of the markup is about two and a half hours. >> good morning. our committee will come to order. we have a busy day. i want to welcome all of our members to date two. i want to mention
think about pat to marry -- patty mariposa proposal that includes spending cuts and tax increases. here are the numbers to call. here is the headline in the baltimore sun this morning. the budget plan -- the senate democratic plan released yesterday would raise taxes on the wealthy and some corporations -- we focused yesterday on the gop proposal and we will reflect on that a little today as we dig into one democrat tab on the table. here's the headline in the washington times. that's the direction the washington times is taking. we will look at a couple other headlines and how they are covering this story. the headline in the new york times says -- we will hear more about that this morning and that is coming into play as well. let's listen to senator patty murray, the head of the budget committee. she unveiled her 2014 budget plan yesterday afternoon. [video clip] >> are budget tackles this issue the way the american people have consistently said they want it done, with an equal mix of responsible spending cuts across the federal budget and new revenue raised by closing loopholes and c
these knuckleheads? orregard to taxing the rich cutting out loopholes, everybody in this country gets some form of entitlement in one shape or form. i don't understand why because i get a paycheck and somebody else makes their money through investments or a different way, why i am taxed more. if you earn money, you get taxed on it the same as everybody else. i do not agree with that at all. and i don't understand why we have to give tax subsidies to corporations that do not need it. why on earth does the oil company need our money? why does the agriculture business need our money? you are making enough money. cut out the tax loopholes and we can get out of this mess. host: we are covering the cpac conference and there are a number of ways you can watch and listen. depending on what the house yesterday, we will be live with the house this morning, once the house recesses, the cpac coverage can be seen on this network. you can also listen on c-span radio and wanted anytime on our website, also be a location to what some of the conferences that get underway this morning. some other com
dream. [applause] we can change the tax code so that loopholes for special interests are eliminated. we can streamline, simplify the tax code and put more money in the pockets of families. [applause] in the talk to moms sandwich generation, those taking care of their parents and their children, about how we need to fund medical research and repeal the medical device tax so that we can cure diseases and give everyone a chance at a better life. [applause] we have all heard these policy issues before, but we need to start talking about these employment and family issues. that is the way we are going to reach men and women, when we start speaking from our heart as well as our head. that is how we will bring about a new, modern, conservative division to america -- conservative vision to america. [applause] the second way we need to modernize is with technology. for a moment, let's consider two .mericas you have washington, d.c., the center of government, and you have silicon valley along with the pacific northwest, the center of technology innovation. if you have an iphone but are still usin
it to the rich. let's raise taxes trillions of dollars. let's go and stick it to special interests like people who he provide gasoline at the pump. to raise taxes on oil companies. ladies and gentlemen, every time you raise taxes, you raise prices. and every time you race -- raise prices the consumer has to pay more for it. these are the ideas that make america less able to be prepared for its future and cost more money. that's why when you look at this slide you see where the laws already enacted by the democrats are leading america to where we will be functionally bankrupt. we are following theure peaian model exactly what -- the european model exactly what they have done over there for a number of years and now we are seeing firsthand, iceland, greece, cyprus just yesterday. this is the pathway that if our friends, the democrats, get their say, this is where they'll lead us. so republicans through paul ryan spoke about we want to make sure that medicare, social security, that the free enterprise system is alive and well by making these plans and the process therein ready for the employers a
wanted to commend it administration for its aggressiveness in getting this person. a tax that may be planned by al qaeda -- attacks that may be planned by al qaeda. all of us should agree that the work that you have done and what the fbi has done since 9/11, really protecting the country against any massive domestic terrorist attacks, and all of your activities internationally, it has really been remarkable. not itscy, it was primary focus on 9/11, but as much of the country, we've had to focus more intently on this issue. i do want to bring you back home. my final question is about the budget and appropriations and the department of justice. we imprison more people than any other nation in the world through our state and federal prison systems. 24% of the doj budget -- you are at about 29%. it will continue to rise. at some point, we need to think differently about what we're doing with people. i have constituents, family, children, we all want to be protected from dangerous people. a society ought to be protected. people involved in wrongdoing should be punished. at some point a
ones is tax policy. and if mr. ryan's budget passes as you have suggested, then the top tax rate goes from 39% to 25%. which means that those who already have a lot will get a whole lot more. . i'm reminded of a quote by president roosevelt, and he id, it's -- this is to paraphrase. he said we're not measured by how much those who have get what we do who have little. this is where the great buying power of america should be in the bottom 99%, really the bottom 50% or 60%. i thank you for raising the tax policy in the ryan budget. the rest, because of the elimination of the debt actions, are going to see a stalling of their income. ms. norton: he does get balance within 10 years and look how he gets it. you still do not have like anything like a contribution, a real contribution, from those who have benefited the most from the tax cuts built on that chart. you are talking about it continues to come from the lowest part of the income stream -- income groups in the united states. i don't know when people will -- let the congress know they aren't going to take it anymore. the time has com
of that magic fairy dust that ways and means is going to use to be able to eliminate the alternative minimum tax, be able to lower the top rate to 25%. you go through the areas that are outlined here on page 73, whatever that magic ways and means very dust is that allows us to do these magical things, let's do the same and at least at a minimum be able to maintain and increase in the budget authority and the outlays for the function for hundred so that we can continue at least at the current, inadequate level, rather than see a reduction of about one-third. i think this is an important policy statement for the committee in advance of what i hope is a serious conversation about what is a crisis for many people in the country. ironically, i think most of us would agree infrastructure investment is the quickest way to provide family wage jobs and improve the economy in every one of our districts, in every state in the union. i would turn, if i could, to my colleague, mr. polcan, who has some of the rations. >> i am glad you brought this amendment forward, mr. blumenauer. when i was on the joint com
so far, everything we voted on has been anything but tax reform and pro-jobs legislation. the energy to power an american renaissance is right below our feet. west virginia is blessed with abundant natural resources, and more than that, an army of great men and women willing to extract it. pursuing environmental policy is based on unproven science is the wrong path -- policies based on unproven science is the wrong path. [applause]finally, at home i'm working to empower students by detailing the bureaucracy that has prohibited positive education reform for decades. revitalization is predicated on leadership. the societal problems dragging our country down are not new. they are magnified during economic downturn. as conservatives, we have to lead by example. my mother always told me, you can't stop through legislation. it has to come from the heart. the westery day in virginia legislature to impart the tenets of servitude as him to everyone who has been tasked to lead my great state. you'd be surprised how much have in common with people, even when they're on the other sid
increases taxes by $1 trillion, proposes $100 billion on stimulus spending and will never balance. this mentality got our nation in a fiscal mess in the first place. i commend them for finally putting a budget on paper. at least they articulated where they stand. however, this administration remains delinquent in their duty to send a budget to congress. news reports indicate it may come in april if at all. they claimed that the delay is the result of congressional debate that's surrounding the fiscal cliff and disaster. mr. collins: uncertainty to buck their responsibility to craft a budget is unconscionable. attacking this body's balanced budget approach when they haven't produced their own plan veals putting their partisan politics ahead of their future. they should send to congress a balanced budget. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. once again, the house will be in order. members and staff, please remove conversations from the floor. for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house f
tax reform that does not raise revenues but reduces the burdens of our tax code on small businesses and individuals. and regulatory reforms that likewise reduce the ongoing burdens on small businesses, job creation, and those struggling to achieve the economic train. i was encouraged by his answer to both questions. on tax reform in particular, the president ported -- pointed to corporate tax reform. he said he believed there was a lot of agreement between republicans and democrats on corporate tax reform, on broadening the base and lowering the rates so we can be internationally competitive and remaining revenue neutral. all of that was encouraging. those were principles that have wide agreement. if we lower our rates, our country has the highest of any developed country in the world. over a trillion dollars -- over $1 trillion of capital is overseas. we need to bring that back so we can get back to work appeared i was encouraged but his expression of willingness to get that done. on the second issue, on reducing the burden of regulations, job creation, economic growth, he likewise
anything of the sort. bowles-simpson >> balsams and called for tax reform. this budget does nothing of that sort. i cannot see how people simpson is among the reasons why he supports it. >> thank you. there is a similarity in there was a cause for a spending reduction in our tax code, the credits and bypassing collection. senator sanders was referring to the cayman islands earlier. i believe senator levin has talked about $70 billion in net revenue, companies that do not pay a cent in taxes. that type of spending through credits and deductions has grown phenomenally. the powerful in our country, the want their projects to be funded through the tax code, because unlike a preparations, it is not examined every year. that is a very clever strategy and puts them in a very different class and working people who are benefited by programs that are funded every year. it is unacceptable if you come to the core concept of fairness. the actual language in the reconciliation instruction refers to the level of revenues. the explanatory instructions in the back, page 61, talks specifically about
that support job creation just for the sake of more budget busting tax cuts for the wealthiest taxpayers and corporations. yet my friends on the other side my friends continue pushing this approach in the name of deficit reduction, but their own leadership admitted we don't have a debt crisis in the country. the architect, congressman paul ryan, said we don't have a debt crisis. speaker boehner said it's not an immediate problem. why should we enact this budget while democrats have a balanced approach to protect the middle class. why should we pass a budget that gets 66% of its cuts from programs for people of low or moderate income. why should we pass a budget that cuts pell grants that helps students or cuts the snap program that helps to feed 48 million people to give a $200,000 tax cut to millionaires? the budget put forward by the congressional black caucus continues the snap program to prevent americans from going hungry. while at the same time, reducing the deficit by $2.8 trillion over 10 years. the american people know we can't cut our way to prosperity, nor can we succeed by pu
his own words. he says investments, and he means government spending. meanss revenue, and he taxes. he says dr. lincoln is in the library, and he means, "distract michelle. i'm going out for a smoke." remember, republicans agreed to raise taxes, and in exchange, we're supposed to be taking an ax to the budget. he wants to raise taxes again. remember this the next time some journalist asks a republican, cassette and are you saying you would not take $1 in tax hikes in exchange for $10 in budget cuts?"-- "are you saying you would not take $1 in tax hikes in exchange for $10 in budget cuts?" we are the indians and the obama administration are andrew jackson. we have been through this before. the democrats tripled the budget. it is not true that it was reagan's tax cuts that led to the deficit. the problem was for every additional dollar that came in to the internal revenue service, the democrats were spending another $3. then reagan's knuckle head of a vice president, the first george bush, unable to learn from the first kick of a mule, made the exact same deal with democrats. he raised t
who have separated could still live in the same home without bedroom tax rules applying? given that glaring loophole discouraging marriage, should not the prime minister's next u- turn be axing this cruel and shambolic tax altogether? >> first of all, let me say, once again, that only the labour party could call welfare reform a tax. a tax is when you earn money and the government take away some of your money. what this is, this is a basic issue of fairness. there is not a spare room subsidy for people in private, rented accommodation in receipt of housing benefit, so we should ask why there is a spare room subsidy for people living in council houses and getting housing benefit. it is a basic issue of fairness and this government are putting it right. >> andrew bingham. >> glossop cartons in my constituency has just invested significantly in placing the world's first order for the euclid digital cutting and creasing machine. tomorrow, nestlÉ opens its brand-new, state-of-the-art bottling plant for the famous buxton water, also in my constituency. does my right honorable friend
for medicare. or else i lose my provider, and i think that's a tax they are putting on people with -- bilities and trying to got to pay on their disability. and those with legionnaires disease or h.i.v., dirty needles. host: ray, atlanta, georgia, republican party. good morning. caller: good morning. very interesting conversation you're having this morning. i have found that most people pend a fairer amount of time planning for their vacation than for their retirement. i work with a fortune 10 company and have been with them for 28 years so at the water cooler hearing different conversations if you ask people how much money they have in their 401-k, a lot of them have no idea nor do they have any idea on the different plans to put their money in. it's rather appalling, actually. host: ray, how old are you? caller: 52. host: when do you plan to retire? caller: i'm going to work until i'm 62-63 years old. something about public america, i have a -- family members with retirement pensions about $65,000. being in corporate america my pension is nowhere near that, so if we don't save in our 401-k t
were struggling under he harsh new austerity measures, the ryan plan would cut tax billers in most fortunate. last year the joint economic committee estimates that ryan's tax plan would lower taxes for millionaires by about $300,000 while raising taxes for individual taxpayers earning between $30,000 and $100,000 by over $4,000. how fair is that? at a time when income inequality is widely viewed as a very serious problem in our country, the ryan plan would make it worse. the gap between the haves and the have-nots would grow larger under the ryan plan. the ryan plan would ask tens of millions to bear additional burdens, pay additional taxes, face additional hardships. while it cut taxes for the fortunate few and preserved loopholes for big oil and spent an additional half million dollars on the military over the next 10 years. and at the end of a decade of paying -- of painful cuts, according to the nonpartisan tax policy center, the ryan budget would have managed to actually add $5.7 trillion to the deficit . a close look at the math makes it clear that the ryan budget can't recou
the senate majority. >> president ronald reagan. >> principles. liberal. a sign of tax increase and pro- abortion law in california. ahead of his time. reagan was a liberal. >> president barack obama. clark's greatest president of the 21st century. >> a cold, remote, and deeply cynical. >> god. god is love. [applause] satan. >> satan is hate. the dark lord of good inte ntions. >> hugo chavez. e now.qaan's roommat [laughter] [indiscernible] [bell] >> that is the end. who is the winner? is it paul? son?t tucker carlon go back and read the papers. we want to thank each of these. i want to thank paul because it is a little more of an uphill climb. we are delighted to have you. thank you so much. i appreciate it. ♪ >> continuous coverage. rick perry.or mitt romney will a trust -- mitt romney will address the conference of this afternoon. ♪ >> god bless texas. god bless texas. thank you. they said you have to turn to the left. i said i do not go left well at all. it is a big honor to be asked to speak. i want to say thank you to those of you who have allowed me to come. for all of the bad
of selective tax cuts that would lift all yachts, but leave many dinghies behind. our republican friends like to talk about making the hard choices, but what they propose here would make it much harder for millions of americans and also make things much easier for a fortunate few. that's their plan. now, specifically under this plan, he has this new goal of balancing the budget in 10 years. and to accomplish this, he slashes funding safety net programs that, for seniors, students, children, low-income families and women. the budget slashes food stamps, cuts funding for infrastructure investments, like high-speed rail. we are falling way behind the rest of the world. we need to invest in our infrastructure to stay competitive. and it does nothing for job creation or to help the unemployed. the ryan plan places medicare and really ends medicare as we know it by replacing it with a voucher system and replaces medicaid by making it a block grant to the states. these cuts hurt tense of millions of america -- tens of millions of americans who count on medicare for their health care coverage. don't
to defend including some of the tax increases that have gone into it effect in recent years and explain how he would also get rid of the president's health care reform act. he said we consider the tax increases to be federal law and that our question, it isn't the affordable care act federal law? he said, n,o this is something we want to continue fighting. democrats say that we've been through a supreme court challenge to an annual voted on this 30 times, why are we continuing to battle over something that democrats have no intention of appealing? host: the president is scheduled to release his budget a week of april 8. he is set to meet with house republicans today. give us the nature of these meetings. guest: the meeting today is the second of four meetings. it's part of his charm offensive stories trying to win over congressional support for a grand bargain. this has been an effort that was spurred by failing in the sequester a couple weeks ago. he has almost the opposite challenge of what he did yesterday when he met with senate democrats. they were pressing him on his willingness to ac
sure everybody pays their fair share. we are for tax preparedness and for tax reform. but here's a cautionary tale very when you're trying to propose the increase of overall taxation, we have already increased the top marginal tax rates. almost 45%. bese businesses now will competing against corporations that are currently paying 35%. and there is a growing consensus that that is not competitive. there is a move to do corporate tax reform to lower that to 25%. so the engines of innovation are really the small businesses, the entrepreneurs were coming up with all these ideas. they will be competing at a 45% tax rate on their income versus larger corporations ain't 25%. corporations paying 25% your that is incredibly dangerous. we need to do something to tie the top -- through rate to the top corporations -- the top passed through rate to the top corporations. corporateking about deals versus legitimate business seductions. >> the vote has been called. i would like to make one more comment. >> if we handle the tax reform under reconciliation, it is a very limited look that we can
of the tax revenue needed to overcome our fiscal challenges. president obama has proposed the comprehensive american jobs act to get people trained, get people working and get people contributing to the tax base. mr. speaker -- madam speaker, it's time to bring this bill to the floor. our mantra should be simple -- jobs, jobs, jobs. people are suffering. people are hurting for jobs, jobs, jobs. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. the chair will receive a message. the messenger: madam speaker, a message from the president of the united states. the secretary: madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: mr. secretary. the secretary: i am directed by the president of the united states to deliver to the house of representatives a message in writing. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. >> madam speaker, today i speak of the importance of working together to adopt a budget on time in the
and it was a tricky moment for him in the press conference. he included some of the tax increases that have gone into effect in recent years and explain how he was also kind of get rid and explain how he would also kind of get rid of the president's format. this is something that democrats are saying, well, week of been through the supreme court challenge, you voted on it, something like 30 times. why are we continuing to battle over something that we have no intention of fulfilling. >> the president scheduled to do his budget the week of april 8. the senate going to meet with house republicans today. give us the nature of these meetings and what will happen. >> today is the second of four trips up to capitol hill for president obama. it's part of this consensus where he's trying to win over congressional support for a grand budget bargain. this has been an effort that was kind of served by failing to avert the squeft a couple of weeks ago. he's got almost the opposite challenge of what he did yesterday when he met with senate democrats, when he was meeting with senate democrats yesterday they w
that was $12 trillion ago. also, the federal government has raised more money via income taxes in its history and this is under the evil george bush tax cut, which proves, by the way, that that lowering taxes brings more money into the federal government. thank you. the president says we don't have a long-term debt crisis but when there is discussion going on with republican leadership he is pushing to raise taxes. if we don't have a debt problem hen why do you want to raise taxes? george stephanopoulos' follow-up question was so tough. >> i was given the microphone because my voice doesn't carry or because of the symbolism. i'm going to put -- i'm taking a wild leap here. i'm going to put this panel down as skeptical about the current president is that right? >> that might be right. >> don't start now. >> i think it is interesting when you watch the politics of what president obama is doing in that interview. i think everyone in this room when you talk to squert -- conservative activityists that everyone thinks there is a problem and there needs to be a balance in four years or 10 years. the
vitality of the population. our population grew by 50%, but our tax base stayed the same. people who are here legally, especially the new american citizens, are looking for jobs and they are scarce. 22 million americans are out of work, and now the proposal is to waive the carrot of citizenship to millions more. and when we were talking about giving amnesty to millions, maybe 20 million illegal aliens, how much more scarce will those jobs become? mr. speaker, we have heard these proposals before. in 1986 we said that if we granted amnesty there would only be about 1.5 million people who would be included. in truth it turned out to be twice that amount. we were also told that it would never happen again. our borders would be secure and this problem would never occur again. in truth that was not true. so now 27 years later our borders still aren't secure and here we are doing this all over again. well, we got fooled once. by news reports we were told there were 11 million illegal aliens in this nation right now. by using 1986 as a yardstick we can guess by offering amnesty there might
taxes. there are less taxes going into the government. it is because the government cannot balance our budget, cannot act responsibly, cannot work together. host: paul on the air twitter p the " t " huffington post," -- sing on the elderly in theirr of americans 50s at risk of hunter grew by 40%. according to "the huffington post," rising gas prices as low as rising electricity is only exacerbating the trend among some of america's elderly. mike is on the phone in chicago. our question is what is the government's role when it comes to hunker in america? caller: i am a long time listener and a first-time caller. this kind of stuck in there with me. the problem with government is waste.ot watching the you have a lot -- you have an onslaught of people using link texting on iphones. they are taking advantage of the system. if our government to find out who really need it and give it to them -- people who can work should work. host: thank you for the call. to not be a stranger. if you have access to the internet, "the washington post" has this story on their website. the focus is on one rho
now that they are working on does nothing more than raise taxes. they want more of your money, more money out of your paycheck. ask yourself does washington really need more of your money? we are $16 trillion in debt. we have deficits we can't even wrap our arms around, and they want more of your money. if you were a financial advisor that put you $1 million in debt and ripped through your college savings for your children and all of your checking account and said, just give me more money and we'll solve the problem, would you do it? absolutely not. more than jobs, though, we are also working to save medicare and social security, the commitments that we have made to the american people. so let's take a look here at the big picture. here's a budget breakdown of where we are at right now. look, your eyes are glazed over and we start talking about the trillions of dollars that we spend, but let's take a look at what you pay versus what you expect. this big blue part right here? that's on auto pilot. no adults have come to the table to talk about where we are at today and how to actuall
washington times" -- there are no sacred cows that calls for $1 trillion in new taxes. what's your takeaway? guest: well, what it does is also call for substantial cuts, but it deals with deficit reduction in a balanced way. what the republicans want to do is do deficit reduction simply by cutting, cutting, cutting. doing away with medicare as we know it. right now converting that into a voucher system which we very, very onerous for senior citizens, making devastating cuts in medicaid which means that millions of millions of american people and kids will lose their health insurance. massive cuts in education, in nutrition. basically every program that in the middle of a terrible recession working people depend upon would be done away with. what my view is -- i think the senate agrees what the committee is moving toward is to say, wait a second, we are seeing a middle class collapse, poverty at a high rate while the wealthiest and corporations are doing extraordinarily well. we are looking at record breaking profits for corporations and yet their effective tax rate is the lowest since 1972.
a tax. andxes when you earn money the government takes away some of your money. all this is a basic issue of fairness. there is not a spare room subsidy for people in private rental accommodations in receipt of housing benefits. so we should ask why is there a ?pare room subsidy this government is putting it right. the youth led digital increasing cutting machine. tomorrow, nestlÉ opened the brand-new's date of the mark -- state-of-the-art plant. does my right honorable friend agree with me that these significant investments show that this government is making written well-equipped to win the global race. >> i think my honorable friend is absolutely right. i do see investment taking place by large multinational companies like nestlÉ who recognize now we have one of those come additive tax systems anywhere else in the world. kpmg recently reported that come in just two years, we have gone from having one of the least competitive corporate taxes in the world to having one of the most competitive. what has changed is the arrival of this chancellor and this government that has put rig
taxes taken out of the pockets of hardworking american families, more government spending which adds to the trillions of dollars in debt that will be handed down to the next generation. our friends on the other side of the aisle talk about a balanced approach, but they refuse to even balance their own budget. our vision calls for a stop to washington's failed policies and reckless spending. it says american families and small businesses understand you can't spend more than you take in. you need to balance your budget, and it's time for washington to do the same. this vision seeks to protect the things that we value most, to keep the promises we made to our seniors, to our veterans. i'm the son of a u.s. marine. while at the same time allowing us to leave a better future for our kids and our grandkids, that's the vision i want to work toward and that's why i'm proud to support the house budget committee's proposal which we'll be voting on later this week. this isn't about passing a budget for one year, just one time. this is about creating lasting solutions that help grow our economy
dollar out of every three they earn to washington and federal income and social security taxes. if they don't owe anything at the end of the year, it is because they already had it taken out of their paycheck. they don't live on dividends. odd thatlly so on -- they expect the government to align with their interests? morest spent $1 billion, than our side has ever had to sell its case. for all that money, we could not find a language to tell enough americans why our conservative policies would work in their lives. we begin the first republicans since the 1930 posture yes we did not talk about middle-class tax relief, the first in my lifetime who did not have the self-confidence to talk about how our policies reduce the poverty and lift the poor out of dependency. the first who did not seem to get in this competitive world, education or muddy the common defense. is it any surprise we were the first -- is it a surprise to see the number of conservatives fall, the number of liberals arise on our watch? here is the good news. i think we are going to fix it. fixing it begins with so
out and share that conservative message of liberty and less government and lower taxes and individual responsibility. it is time we all stop preaching to the choir. let's grow. [applause] america already has one party that is expert at pitting groups against one another. we will never win a contest of identity politics. ee have to believe in america xceptionalism that no one is guaranteed success the everyone is guaranteed an equal opportunity at success. [applause] the greatest lie that the liberals tell is that government is the way to realize this. there is a reason that washington d.c. is an island of prosperity and it's a nation mired. the more it picks winners and losers, the more crony capitalists win, the more the rest of us lose. whether it is clean energy or free obama phones or prophylactics -- if he did not have a team of lobbyists in dc you are not at the table. you are on the menu. [applause] if mrs. thatcher with us here today she would remind as there is a big difference between being pro-business and being pro-free market. it is time for we, the people, to break out o
, they want to get rid of the tax credits. >> and because of same-sex marriage. up in boston the catholic church the out of the adoption business right now, because they are forced to give exact same preference to a same-sex couple male-female couple. they decided to completely get of of the adoption business. so explain to me how the world is better off with the catholic church not being involved? >> one other thing. it snot like you can say, today abortion is ok. it is not your book. you didn't write the bible. we don't get to change what is in there. if you believe in catholicism or the bible, we don't get to say i don't like that page. >> i hope he is hearing that because he's little off. >> this particular pope was opposed to giving to politicians who supported abortion. that is a comment he made years ago. >> which makes obama's administration's decision to send over biden is more controversial. it will be interesting to see what happens when he goes up to communion. receive >> so much influence that has on the culture and so to see that pick that was made -- by the ay, the cardina
realistically think it's going away any time soon? the republican fantasy budget reduces taxes dramatically without a hint of how it would be possible. without exploding the deficit or dramatically raising taxes on the middle class. this is consistent with what the romney ryan ticket said on the campaign trail last fall. the same issue where they dodged, assembled, and ignored the perfectly reasonable question how is it possible? six months later it's back in the budget but there's still -- but there still is no answer. during the last 40 years there have been only four budgets without deficits. the last three clinton budgets and the one that george bush inherited from bill clinton. in each case taxes as a percentage of the total economy were over 20%. in this republican fantasy land budgets are balanced with revenues at 19% of the economy, yet meeting the needs of 78 million more seniors and a infrastructure deficit that is growing as america is falling apart. clearly this is not remotely possible if we are going to enjoy anything like our current quality of life. there is a real world int
mechanism for taking care of the poor. this is one of the reasons that we give tax deductions to churches. because they do that. why is the government trying to duplicate what they are supposed to be doing. we need to think smartly about the ways we use our resources and use our money. in 2009, 40 of the wealthiest families in america pledged to give away health of their wealth to charity. go someplace else in the world and ask for the of the wealthiest families to give away their wealth. they will look at you like you have six heads. this is the phenomena of america. it is not the government's responsibility. it is our responsibility as citizens. [cheers and applause] as we are talking about fairness, let's talk about taxes. me --eople criticize criticized me at the prayer breakfast for bringing up god and the bible. it is a prayer breakfast, right? i do not understand that. if got things proportionality is clear come who are we to say it is unfair? the minute you begin to deviate away from proportionality, you begin to inject your own philosophy. that is always going to leave you in one
study committee discusses the congressional debate over spending and taxes, energy policy, and the committee's opposition to a carbon tax. that's today at 6:00 eastern on c-span. the joint chiefs of staff chairman will talk about the future of the persian gulf. iranmic sanctions against have increased tensions in the region. that begins at 12:30 p.m. on c- span3. blessed a crowd in st. peter's square following his election by a conclave of cardinals. he is the first south american pulp and he succeeds pope benedict xvi who resigned last month, the first pontiff to step down in 590 years. here are some of the highlights of his first appearance outside st. peter's square, courtesy of vatican tv. [bells ringing] [cheering and applause] ♪ ♪ ♪ [applause] [speaking latin] [speaking italian] -- [speaking latin] [cheering and applause] ♪ ♪ ♪ [applause] [applause] >> this week, vice president joe biden, house minority leader, nancy pelosi, and a bipartisan toegation will travel vatican city. travel with susanna martinez and the president of georgetown university. the de
's a serious blow to your budget -- like getting hit with a new tax coming right out of your pocket. over the past four years, as part of our all-of-the-above energy strategy, we've taken steps to soften that blow by making sure our cars use less gas. we've put in place the toughest fuel economy standards in our history so that by the middle of the next decade, our cars will go twice as far on a gallon of gas. over the life of a new car, the average family will save more than $8,000 at the pump. but the only way we're going to break this cycle of spiking gas prices for good is to shift our cars and trucks off of oil for good. that's why, in my state of the union address, i called on congress to set up an energy security trust to fund research into new technologies that will help us reach that goal. here's how it would work. much of our energy is drawn from lands and waters that we, the public, own together. so i'm proposing that we take some of our oil and gas revenues from public lands and put it towards research that will benefit the public, so that we can support american ingenuity wit
. thank god. >> irs. >> jesus loves tax collectors. that is why he accepted the hospitality of tax collectors. they called them publicans. >> if only the border patrol were as feared and effective. >> hispanic america. >> winnable. >> democrats, and gracias. >> chinese cyber attacks. >> democrats, and gracias. >> chinese cyber attacks. >> how can people be so stupid and not know why there are 6000 dead pigs floating through their river? how does that work? >> i would say more threatening than anything happening in the middle east. sorry. >> putin. >> evil, yet hilarious. [laughter] >> bush called him pooty poot. which is embarrassing. he is evil, but -- you have not seen the pictures. >> nra. >> does not represent most gun owners like me who are for president's obama's gun regulations. you have to deal with the reality. >> the only organization working to protect the constitutional right that "the new york times" hates. >> sequester. >> y2k of politics. it came and went, and no one noticed. >> it hasn't gone, and it is so incredibly dumb and it will hurt this country. a totally sel
in the unlikely, deep blue state of washington. talkingt door-to-door, about taxes and other items, and they flip them to a fiscally responsible majority, is. -- and they flipped them. the torch of liberty, the constitution in our country, will they perish or last? if we stand and speak for our principles, if we show americans our vision for the future, if we fight for freedom, our country will last. [applause] glasses with a powerful elite? the face ofnk in opposition? or will you stand boldly on principle? patriots, stand with us and fight for freedom, fight for our constitution, fight with us for the rights endowed by our creator, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, fight for a better future, like ronald reagan did, like. paul, michele bachmann, scott walker. tea party patriots around this country do it every day. when you stand and fight, we will stand with you. when they fight on capitol hill, together, we will have their back. we will stand and fight for those who fight for us. fight for freedom. fight for a better future. fight. thank you so much. god bless you. god bless america.
years. while cutting taxes every year. i have dedicated much of my adult life to revolutionize our schools so that school serves children and parents. you must know this, all of our successes at the state level, and all of the work being done in the private sector can be undone if we continue to lose presidential elections. we will forfeit our ability to chart a better future for our republic. this would be tragic in every sense of the world. as you know, sam is the former ceo of ibm. probably the best ceo in america in the last decade. sam is also a fantastic human being. he's easy to talk to, but he is also a visionary and a true leader. he told me an amazing story. withs deeply involved assembling the team that created watson, a supercomputer that can understand natural language with all the ambiguities associated with human speech. watson can read through more than 200 pages of text to find an answer in less than three seconds. what you do when you have this kind of amazing capability at your fingertips? do you know what watson is doing today? it is saving lives. it is being us
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